Verbier is part of the 4 Vallées, the largest linked ski area in Switzerland with more than 400km of pistes. This ensures that buying a Verbier lift pass is money well spent!
To start with, be aware there are two main types of ski pass to choose from:
- Verbier Valley Pass - the cheaper, local area pass, offering access to 200km of pistes; suitable for beginners.
- 4 Vallées Pass - whole area pass, offering access to four neighbouring valleys and around 410 km of pistes.
In our experience, most people visiting Verbier stay for a week, which means that six-day ski passes are the top choice among skiers and snowboarders who want to enjoy our mountain playground.
|Verbier 6-Day Ski Pass Prices - 2022/23|
|Cheapest Lift Pass||Biggest Lift Pass|
|Verbier Ski Pass
Adult (20-64 yrs)
|4 Vallées Ski Pass
Adult (20-64 yrs)
- How much are ski passes in Verbier?
- Deals & discounted ski passes in Verbier
- Free ski passes in Verbier
- 4 Vallées ski pass price list
- Verbier ski pass price list
- Pedestrian passes in Verbier
- Other passes in Verbier
- Annual & season passes in Verbier
- Ski season dates in Verbier
- Where to buy ski passes in Verbier
- How ski passes work in Verbier
- More inspiration...
How much are ski passes in Verbier?
It depends. Ski pass prices in Verbier change according to your age, the number of days you want to ski for, the time of year and the area you want to ski in. Verbier also offers some great discounts available for families and groups.
How to buy your Verbier ski pass
You can buy your pass online and then collect it in resort or have it delivered to your home.
Deals & discounted ski passes in Verbier
Are there any ski pass deals and discounts in Verbier?
You bet there are! Verbier offers discounted ski passes for large groups and beginners.
If you're looking to save money on your lift pass, make sure you check out the best ways to reduce the overall cost. Quite often the pricing structures can be complex, but it's worth reading our guide below for some insights.
|What are the best ways to save money on Verbier ski passes?|
|Look out for early pre-season sales and start/end of season discounts|
|Buy Group or Family packs if eligible, buying all passes together|
|Buy online ahead of arriving to save both time and money in resort|
|Buy six-day passes, for a better per day rate over shorter durations|
|Buy the local area pass rather than full area, albeit with fewer ski options|
Group ski passes
Verbier offers discounts of groups of 15 or more skiers. You'll get -15% off when buying passes for the same area, dates and duration. Please ask one of the ski pass offices for a quote.
Beginner ski passes
There are two dedicated beginner ski areas in Verbier: Les Moulins and Les Esserts, plus another nursery slope in La Tzoumaz. Beginner ski passes can be bought directly at each area, as well as at the main Verbier lift pass offices (Médran or Savoleyres) while access to the Les Esserts beginner area is free.
|Beginner Ski Pass Prices in Verbier - 2022/23|
Children born after 2016 and Seniors born in 1945 or before are eligible for free ski passes. Please bring official ID to the lift pass offices to purchase these passes.
Free ski passes in Verbier
Who can ski for free in Verbier?
Yes, you heard it right, you can ski for free in Verbier! There are free ski passes available to young children and seniors, as well as to beginners.
Everyone aged under five and over 76
Ski passes are free for people born in 1945 and before, as well as for those born in 2016 and after. These free passes are only available at the ski pass offices.
Les Esserts magic carpet
The magic carpet in Les Esserts is free to use. This is a great spot to learn to ski or snowboard!
All of the cross-country ski routes in Verbier are free to use, you just need your equipment, some snacks and plenty of water.
4 Vallées ski pass price list
Where can you ski with a 4 Vallées lift pass?
The 4 Vallées ski pass includes over 400km of marked pistes. With this pass, you can enjoy the full extent of Switzerland's largest ski area, which incorporates four valleys and six linked ski resorts: Verbier, La Tzoumaz, Nendaz, Veysonnaz, Thyon and Bruson. Four Vallées lift passes are available from five hours to six days, as well as for the whole season.
Who should buy a 4 Vallées ski pass?
The 4 Vallées ski pass suits intermediate to expert skiers who want to have access to the largest ski areas in Switzerland without worrying about stepping outside a resort's border, as well as those staying in Verbier for more than a couple of days, with plenty of time to explore the many kilometres of runs on offer.
|Ski Pass Prices in 4 Vallées - 2022/23|
|Afternoon (from 12:30)||75||64||38|
Verbier ski pass price list
Where can you ski with a Verbier lift pass?
The Verbier lift pass gives you access to the Verbier ski area, including Bruson and La Tzoumaz-Savoleyres. This is the largest in the 4 Vallées, with more than 200km of pistes. Verbier ski passes are available from five hours to six days, as well as for the whole season.
Who should buy a Verbier ski pass?
Verbier ski passes are perfect for beginner to intermediate skiers who will enjoy the gentle and wide nursery slopes and blue runs. However, don't think this pass doesn't suit expert skiers – the ski area boasts 10 red and seven challenging black pistes, as well as a snowpark and access to Verbier's world-renowned off-piste areas. The Verbier ski pass is also a great option for those staying in the area for a short period of time.
Local ski passes are also available for La Tzoumaz-Savoleyres and Bruson ski areas.
|Ski Pass Prices in Verbier - 2022/23|
|Afternoon (from 12:30)||73||62||36|
Pedestrian passes in Verbier
How much are pedestrian passes in Verbier?
You'll be glad to hear that a number of the ski lifts are accessible to pedestrians in winter, enabling non-skiers to enjoy the stunning scenery at altitude, from the Mont Fort, Attelas, Mont-Gele and Savoleyres mountains. If you fancy some exercise whilst taking in the views, then there are well-marked walking trails between Les Ruinettes and La Chaux and also up to the Cabane Mont Fort from La Chaux. These passes are available online and at the ski pass offices in resort only.
|Pedestrian Pass Prices in Verbier - 2022/23|
|Young Adult / Senior
b 1997-2006 / b.1945 and before
b.2016 and after
|Verbier → Les Ruinettes||Return||25||21||13|
Other passes in Verbier
Are there any other passes available in Verbier?
Yes, there are! Verbier offers special passes for winter sports enthusiasts and different subscription-based services to use the lifts.
A ski touring is available for ski tourers and split boarders. It gives access to several lifts but only on the way up, to access the ski touring areas.
They can purchase a single ticket to go from Le Chable to Les Ruinettes for only CHF 21 per adult, CHF 18 per child and CHF 11 per senior paraglider.
There is a fun sledging slope in La Tzoumaz – not for the faint-hearted! You can take a lift to the top of the piste and then sledge down.
4 Vallées Club Card
This pass allows you to ski the 4 Vallées area at a reduced price all season. The more you ski the cheaper it becomes! The pass is valid for one year from the date of purchase and it works like a credit card with the cost of your day's skiing being debited from the card when you go through a turnstile at the bottom of a lift.
You can buy these passes online or at one of the lift pass office. You get a permanent discount of -10% on full and half-day passes and, once you've bought your card, you don't need to return to the cash desk. You also enjoy special discounts of -30% and -50% on certain days (notification by email when these are due to take place). During the summer, enjoy special discounts on the lifts in the Verbier area.
The Valais SkiCard operates in a similar way to the 4 Vallées Club Card, but is prepaid as opposed to being charged after the fact. Valais SkiCard holders charge their card with a desired amount of money, after which they’re granted direct access to the slopes without having to queue at the ticket counters. Acting as a cashier, the pass scanner automatically deducts the exact amount from your Valais SkiCard for the ticket corresponding to your age group and the time of day, as you go through the control gates. The card is non-transferable, and valid for two years. It is possible to extend the validity period of your points by simply recharging the card with a minimum of CHF 100 before the expiry date. You can buy the Valais SkiCard online.
Annual & season passes in Verbier
How much are annual passes in Verbier?
Annual 4 Vallées pass prices depend on your age, type of ski pass and when you purchase your lift pass, as there are deals and discounts to be enjoyed when buying it in advance. There are no Verbier-only annual passes.
|Annual Ski Pass Prices in Verbier - 2022/23|
|4 Vallées Annual||1,449|
Mont 4 Card
This is an annual 4 Vallées pass for children and young adults aged between 7-24 years. Children aged six years and less are able to ski for free.
|Mont 4 Card Prices in Verbier - 2022/23|
b. 2008 - 2015
|Mont 4 Card||600||500|
Ski season dates in Verbier
When can you ski in Verbier with your ski pass?
The Verbier ski season runs from early November until the following April. Ski-pass prices are usually cheaper at the beginning and the end of the season, when not all of the lifts may be open.
|Verbier Season Dates - 2022/23|
|Early Season||Main Season|
|11th November - 16th December 2022||17th December 2022 - end April 2023|
Where to buy ski passes in Verbier
There are two main ways of purchasing your Verbier ski pass: online and in resort.
How to buy your Verbier ski passes online – A step-by-step guide
To save time and money, you can pre-order your Verbier ski passes online. The process is really simple:
- Click on the button below, which will take you to Verbier's main lift pass website.
- Select the area you want to ski in (Verbier, 4 Vallées or Bruson), the duration of the passes, your first ski day and the number of people, including their ages.
- Any discounts you may be eligible for will be automatically applied to the price of your passes.
- State whether you already have a rechargeable card (in which case you'll need to insert its WTP number – see below for more information) or you don't (a non-refundable CHF 5 fee will be added for the card).
- You can also choose if you want ski insurance or not – we recommend you add it.
- Create an account with your personal details.
- Choose whether you want your ski passes to be delivered to your home address for a small fee (allow at least 10 days for delivery outside Switzerland), or you prefer to pick them up at one of the ski pass offices in resort.
- Pay for your ski passes.
That's it, you're all ready to hit the slopes!
How to buy your Verbier ski passes in resort
You can also buy your pass at a lift pass office when you get to resort. The main one is located at the Médran lift station and has lift pass machines available even after office hours. There are also lift pass offices in La Tzoumaz, at the bottom of the main lift, and in Le Chable, also at the bottom of the lift.
If you're uncertain of the pass you need or are looking to see how the weather is before buying your pass, then this can be a good option. The lift pass office staff is also great at advising exactly which pass is best for you while some passes, such as pedestrian and beginner lift passes, are only available at the ski pass offices. Be warned, though, you may have to queue, especially at busy times.
How ski passes work in Verbier
Ski passes in Verbier are loaded onto a rechargeable SmartMedia card, which is more or less the size of a credit card and has a chip that stores the lift pass information. This hands-free card is read remotely at the entrance of the lifts, so you just need it to put it in a pocket on your left side (many ski jackets have a special pocket on the left sleeve) and the turnstile will activate remotely as you pass through. Keep it away from your credit cards, mobile phone or other ski passes as they may obstruct the card reading. Hands-free cards cost CHF 5, and this fee is not refundable.
What is a ski pass WTP number? You can recharge and top-up your Verbier hands-free card as many times as you want over several years. In order to do so, you need to enter the card's WTP (Wireless Transaction Protocol) number when purchasing your pass online. You can find this number on your card. After you've recharged your hands-free card in advance, you can generally go directly to the lifts without having to stop at the lift pass offices.
Worth knowing – About Verbier and 4 Vallées ski passes
Unless otherwise stated, Verbier and 4 Vallées ski passes and prices are generally subject to the following terms:
- A hands-free pass costs CHF 5 if you don't already have one to recharge.
- Prices shown are for the main season.
- 1-day passes start at 08:30.
- If you buy ski insurance as part of your Verbier or 4 Vallées ski pass purchase, either online or at the ski pass offices in resort, it will be provided by Snow Assist. The prices above do not include ski insurance, which you can add starting at CHF 6 per person per day. Please, check the insurance policy and the company's T&Cs before purchasing.
- Longer duration ski passes available online and in resort.
Prices, offers, discounts and conditions are shown here as a guide only and are subject to change – to be confirmed at the time of booking. Further terms and conditions may apply. Prices may be subject to changes in sales tax.
Read about the ski lift system in Verbier and find out more about the variety of winter activities you can do on your visit. Or, if you're coming in the summer, take a look at our Lift Pass Prices guide for summer lift pass price comparisons.